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Loan Period Extended for Undergraduates

Nov. 14, 2017

Undergraduates will now have the same loan period as all other campus patrons of the University of Texas Libraries.

Beginning December 1, the loan duration for materials will extend from 28 days to a semester-long period, allowing students greater time to focus on learning and less on managing access to resources.

Library of Congress Archivist Shares Dance Preservation Techniques and Expertise

Nov. 6, 2017

Event: “Achiving Dance” Workshop with Libby Smigel (Library of Congress). This event is free and open to the public.

When: 1-3 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017.

Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Background: The Fine Arts Library presents a workshop with a Library of Congress archivist focusing on the preservation of performing arts, specifically dance.

The New University of Texas Libraries Website

Nov. 2, 2017

The University of Texas Libraries has launched the beta version of a new website – with a fresh new look, better organization, clearer navigation and improved information about the resources and services that users need.

Highlights of the redesign include:

Artist Yuliya Lanina is Resident at The Foundry

Nov. 1, 2017

The Fine Arts Library and the College of Fine Arts (COFA) welcome Yuliya Lanina as the fall’s artist-in-residence at the Foundry in the Fine Arts Library.

During November 6-10, Lanina will visit with classes in the college, work in the Foundry and conclude the week with a presentation about her work on the “Herstory” project, on Friday 10th February at 3 pm in the Fine Arts Library.

Artists’ Books on Display at Fine Arts

Nov. 1, 2017

Event: “Experiencing Artists' Books,” exhibit and discussion with Allison Myers (Art History PhD candidate and 2016-2017 VAC Curatorial Fellow), Jason Urban (Artist and Studio Art Faculty), Lindsay Starr (Cattywampus Press), and Claudia Zapata (Puro Chingón Collective). This event is free and open to the public.

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Artists’ Books on Display at Fine Arts

Nov. 1, 2017

Event: “Experiencing Artists' Books,” exhibit and discussion with Allison Myers (Art History PhD candidate and 2016-2017 VAC Curatorial Fellow), Jason Urban (Artist and Studio Art Faculty), Lindsay Starr (Cattywampus Press), and Claudia Zapata (Puro Chingón Collective). This event is free and open to the public.

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Photography by Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo on Exhibit at Benson

Oct. 19, 2017

Event: “Deudos / Death Debt: The Art of Eduardo Lalo.” Exhibition of works by Puerto Rican photographer Eduardo Lalo.

When: Regular library hours through Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Where: Second floor gallery, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1.108.

Archive of Indigenous Languages Launches Site

Oct. 18, 2017

On Monday, October 9, 2017, the City of Austin celebrated its first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The auspicious occasion also marked the launch of the newly migrated and updated Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA), a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America.

María Luisa Puga Papers Now Open at Benson Collection

Oct. 18, 2017

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the opening of the María Luisa Puga Papers. Puga (1944–2004) was a Mexican novelist and short-story writer, winner of prestigious literary awards, and highly esteemed by her peers. She left a voluminous diary consisting of 327 notebooks spanning from 1972 through 2004, now available for consultation at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room of the Benson Collection.

María Luisa Puga Papers Now Open at Benson Collection

Oct. 18, 2017

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the opening of the María Luisa Puga Papers. Puga (1944–2004) was a Mexican novelist and short-story writer, winner of prestigious literary awards, and highly esteemed by her peers. She left a voluminous diary consisting of 327 notebooks spanning from 1972 through 2004, now available for consultation at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room of the Benson Collection.